Breakfast today gave me the opportunity to try biscuits and gravy, which I will not be trying again. I had a big breakfast, which I justifed by the fact that I had a solid workout (10 pullups, 10 chest contractions - 10 rounds and 50 shoulder press and 50 clean and press) followed by a run and some more snaps for pushups across America.
We met with another local environmental group and some students at a local law school who had done research into all the state wide propositions. I am getting kind of tired of hearing about ballot propositions, and I think they are a bad idea as do all of the other Australian's I've spoken to. Anything that can get enough signatures can become a yes or no question on the ballot no matter how complex or pandering it is. I believe most of these things are better dealt with through the normal legislative process. That is why we elect legislators in the first place.
We also met with a local union leader and talked about what his organisation does. It was very interesting, and probably the least formal and most hands on meeting we have had so far. He gave us all union t-shirts, which I will give to one of my Labor friends back in Australia.
The tour with the guys from the Speaker's office didn't happen on account of sudden developments, but we all went to the State Capitol anyway. It was quite interesting to hear that the members all sit mixed up together rather than separated by party. "Crossing the aisle" is just a euphemism here.
We also got some photos outside of the Governor's office. I didn't get to meet Schwarzenegger, but I did the best I could do.
The uniformed state policeman outside the door was duly impressed, and gave me one of the Governor's business cards. Nobody else in our group got one. HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
Afterwards I continued my endearing wierdness by going for a swim... in Sacramento... in October.
I chose not to have dinner with the others tonight. I have to have time away from them. So I went to a nice brew pub instead. I grew up hearing about how awful American beer is, and while a lot of the mass market stuff is pretty bad, there is a lot of diversity. More so than in Australia. Also, wings were had as I watched the first game of the World Series. (And the barman bought me a beer on account of the wings taking longer to come out than expected.)
I dozed off before heading back to the gym for another workout, as I won't be able to do so tomorrow when we will spend most of the day travelling to Orlando via Nashville.
TW: AMRAP 20 minutes - 10 shoulder press, 10 chest press, 10 pulldowns, 10 leg curls, 10 leg presses, 10 sit ups, 10 jump ropes. 10 rounds and shoulder and chest press. I could only manage using all the machines when it was around midnight and nobody else was around. Hooray!